Journal article

Longitudinal antecedents of school bonding in adolescence

G Terrett, M O'Connor, MT Hawkins, A Sanson, D Smart

Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist | Published : 2012


School bonding has been identified as a protective factor for a broad range of adolescent outcomes, and it is thus important to identify factors that foster positive relationships with school. The ecological perspective suggests the importance of both individual and contextual antecedents across developmental periods, yet previous research has tended to examine only a narrow selection of school bonding correlates. This study sought to identify longitudinal influences on school bonding, examining the role of both individual and contextual factors over childhood and early adolescence. We draw on data from 1,308 participants (51% female) in the Australian Temperament Project, a large representa..

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